Lie down beneath the trees and fade into the leaf litter of the forest floor. A visually evocative audio work, Bushland connects you to the biochemical processes that will continue long after you’ve lost consciousness, as you’re slowly and gently subsumed by the earth over thousands of years.
Bushland is an adaptation of the original Woodland, one of four works in UK duo French & Mottershead’s Afterlife series, which explores, in poetic and precise detail, the human body’s decomposition and the influence of different environments. Created in collaboration with forensic anthropologists, ecologists and conservators and nuanced for this season with Australian experts, it reveals minute details in the science of decay and renewal to allay the fear of the unknown.
A love poem to the forest and the body, Bushland is both visceral and meditative. It’s a chance to step out of time and connect to your body as never before – your body as it could be one day.
WHEN / 2 – 4 November 2018, Ferryman’s Hut Teneriffe
TICKETS / $10, Book online HERE
DURATION / 50 minutes
Metro Arts Deathfest 2.0: a duel with death // 2nd – 4th November 2018 – Presented by French & Mottershead and Metro Arts
Bushland is presented in partnership with Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria and the City of Melbourne through Arts House. Bushland is one of four audio works from French & Mottershead’s Afterlife series, which was supported by The Wellcome Trust and Arts Council England.